The Province has declared a province-wide declaration of emergency and a stay-at-home order are in effect as of April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. The COVID-19 Response Framework (colour-coded zones) is paused during this time. The guidance on this is being updated to reflect the new restrictions and public health measures. Therefore, the Municipal Offices will be closed to the public until further notice. 

Review the Provincial COVID-19 province-wide declaration of emergency and stay-at-home order guidelines.

The Township of Adjala-Tosorontio is meeting to monitor, discuss and address local concerns in response to COVID-19. The Township is taking precautions based on recommendations from other levels of government and health authorities.

The Township of Adjala-Tosorontio is committed to ensuring the safety of our staff, residents, Council, and volunteers as well as reducing the spread of illness.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit - Vaccination Rollout 

The Ontario government announced that Phase Two of its COVID-19 vaccine distribution will rollout between April and July as more than two million doses are expected from the federal government before the end of March.

During Phase Two, groups that will receive the vaccine include:

  • Adults between 60-79 years of age;
  • Individuals with specific health conditions and some primary caregivers;
  • People who live and work in congregate settings and some primary caregivers;
  • People who live in hot spots with high rates of death, hospitalizations and transmission; and,
  • Certain workers who cannot work from home.

Phase One has administered 820,000 doses across the province, including earlier this week at clinics in Alliston and Tottenham.

Starting March 15th, the province will launch an online booking system and a provincial customer service desk to answer questions and support appointment bookings at mass immunization clinics. This will initially support individuals over the age of 80 as part of Phase One, eventually extending to more groups during Phase Two. While some public health units are currently using their own booking systems to vaccinate individuals aged 80 and over, it is anticipated that the majority of public health units will transition to the provincial booking system after it has launched.

Ontario will enter Phase Three when vaccines are available for every Ontarian who wishes to be immunized. While vaccines will not be mandated, during Phase Three, people will be strongly encouraged to get vaccinated

 Status of Facilities 
 

Facility 

Status

Notes

Township Office  

Closed 

  • All services are by virtual meeting, email or telephone only during regular business hours. 
  • Contact details are available at adjtos.ca/contact 

Fire Hall 

Closed 

  • For an emergency please call 9-1-1
  • Staff are available to assist by email or telephone. Contact details are available at adjtos.ca/contact  
  • Burn permits are available online

Indoor Rentals 

Closed 

  • All indoor rentals are suspended. 

Outdoor Rentals

Closed

  • All outdoor rentals are suspended. Please contact 705-434-5055 ext. 222 for more information. 

Parks and

 

 

Walking Trail 

Open

 

Closed

  • All parks and sports fields are open for spontaneous, non-organized play.
  • Please practice physical distancing when using Township of Adjala-Tosorontio outdoor spaces.
  • Walking track is closed until April 15th
  • All public washrooms are closed at this time

Playground Equipment 

Open 

  • Ensure 2 metres (6 feet) of distance between you and the closest person. If you cannot maintain 2 metres of distance, please wait your turn.
  • Equipment is not sanitized.

Sports Fields and Courts

Closed

  Status of Services 
 

Service

Alternative Delivery Method 

Notes

Building Department

 

Phone or email. Use of drop box for payment and drop-off of papers. 

All applications and supporting documentation can be submitted electronically, drop box located in front of Municipal Office entrance.

  • Applicants will be notified of total permit fee. Payments can be made by cheque through the drop box. 
  • Only exterior structures and non-occupied dwellings can be inspected at this time.
  • No final or interior renovation inspections of occupied dwellings can be inspected at this time. 

Planning Department

 

Phone or email. Use of drop-off for applications is available.

  • Residents can obtain zoning and property information by email or phone 705-434-5055 ext.223
  • Fees must be paid by cheque when submitting a planning application, zoning certificate, or zoning compliance letter. All fees are payable as per the Fees and Charges By-law 20-07.

Finance/Treasury Department

 

 

 

Online for property tax, water bills or dog tags. 

Online through financial institution for  property tax and water bills 

Dropbox (cheque only) for property tax, water bills and dog tags.  

 

  • For Payment online through your financial institution for tax payment use your 19 - digit roll number as the account number (no dashes or spaced). 
  • For Payment online through your financial institution for water payment use the 10-digit account number as the account number (no decimal). 
  • For bill payments through the drop box please include provide a copy of your bill. We will stamp and send a receipt back to you via the mail. 

Clerks Department 

Freedom of Information Request forms and payment by cheque can be made through the drop box.

  • Contact the Clerks Department at 705-434-5055 ext. 263
  • For Freedom of Information Requests submitted through the drop box, applicants will be contact with any questions. 
 Press Releases & Notices

03-31-2021 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit COVID-19 Update #83

03-25-2021 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit COVID-19 Update #82

03-19-2021 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit COVID-19 Update #81

03-10-2021 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit COVID-19 Update #80

03-03-2021 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit COVID-19 Update #79

02-25-2021 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit COVID-19 Update #78

02-10-2021 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit COVID-19 Update #76

02-08-2021 Premier Doug Ford's Announcement on Lockdown

02-03-2021 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit COVID-19 Update #75

01-28-2021 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit COVID-19 Update #74

01-28-2021 Province Government Enhancing Public Health and Workplace Safety Measures in the Shutdown

01-21-2021 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit COVID-19 Update #73

01-13-2021 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit COVID-19 Update #72

01-12-2021 Provincial Government News Release on COVID-19

12-23-2020 Press Release Notice to Residents

12-16-2020 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit COVID-19 Businesses, Workplaces Update Final

11-30-2020 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit COVID-19 Update #64

11-24-2020 News Release - Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

11-24-2020 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit - Travel Restrictions to Facilities

10-14-2020 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit COVID-19 Update #60

09-30-2020 Press Release Notice to Residents

09-18-2020 Press Release Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit 

08-07-2020 Services Available By Appointment 

07-23-2020 Reopening of Playground Equipment 

06-08-2020 Lifting of Burn Ban

06-03-2020 Updated Greenspaces and Walking Trails now Open 

05-25-2020 Greenspaces and Walking Trails now Open 

05-14-2020 Reminder of Park Closures

05-06-2020 Temporary Lifting of Burn Ban

04-27-2020 Agricultural Burn Permits

04-20-2020 Burn Ban 

04-01-2020 Impact of COVID-19 on Township of Adjala-Tosorontio Services

03-19-2020 Declaration of Emergency 

03-17-2020 Closure of Township Office to Public

03-16-2020 COVID-19 Response 

  Face Coverings in Public
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has advised that as of Monday, July 13, 2020, when you enter into a public indoor space a (e.g. grocery store, community centre, shopping mall, hair salon, library, place of worship, etc.), or use a public transit service in Simcoe Muskoka, you will be required to wear a face covering.


A face covering means a medical or non-medical mask or other face covering such as a bandana or scarf that covers the mouth and nose.


Children under the age of 2 or those under 5 who cannot be persuaded, are not required to wear a face covering, as well as individuals whose health or ability, or cultural or religious reasons would prevent them from doing so. No proof of exemption is required.


Additional information is available on the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website.

  Additional Resources 

Memorandum from Minister Kate Manson-Smith Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

2021 COVID-19 Relief Funding for Municipalities

New COVID-19 Border Testing Orders under the Quarantine Act

 

Honorable Terry Dowdall (Available Funding Information affected by COVID-19)

Honorable Jim Wilson (Available Funding Information affected by COVID-19)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Risk level for Canadians, Current situation, Travel advisories

Ontario Ministry of Health - Ontario Health news and updates, provided every day, seven days a week, at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET.

World Health Organization -Technical documents, Questions and answers​

2-1-1 Grocery & Pharmaceutical Delivery Options



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